The Employment Relations Education (ERE) Contestable Fund
The Fund provides grants to support the development and delivery of ERE initiatives and courses that will help make our workplaces safer and more productive. The courses should be linked to the objectives of the Employment Relations Act or the Health and Safety in Employment Act or both, and may include:
- education initiatives to increase skills in and knowledge of employment relations matters, to improve relationships in the workplace and enable employers, employees and unions to deal with each other in good faith
- specific training courses, approved under the Health and Safety in Employment Act, for health and safety training representatives
Applications can be made by: a registered union; a union organisation; an employer; employers' organisation; or any other provider recognised under the Education Act or by NZQA. If your organisation isn’t eligible you could work with an eligible organisation. That organisation should apply for the funding and take overall responsibility.
If you intend to deliver a course you must ensure that your course meets the requirements for course approval under either the Employment Relations Act or the Health and Safety in Employment Act.
Applications to the ERE Contestable Fund should be in the format set out in the Guidelines for applicants. To get a copy of the guidelines (including the specific funding criteria) and further information, contact:
Executive Officer - ERE
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 3705